New Zealand A sweeps the series

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A little bit of Lincoln damp couldn’t stop New Zealand A getting off to their customary flier as they set off in search of a clean sweep in the one-day series with Sri Lanka A. Scorecard Their final 50-over fling was reduced to 45 overs by rain ahead of play, but captain Henry Nicholls’s plan to bat first paid quick dividends. Nisala Tharaka’s opening over was ripped for 19, helped by three George Worker boundaries and a no ball that likewise took off for four as the aggressive opener set off to dominate the early proceedings. CREDITS: Photosport Worker racing ahead, Michael Pollard then found the first six of the innings off Rajitha and New Zealand A’s 50 was on… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket ties-up with Nawaloka Hospitals as the Official Healthcare Partner

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Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and premier healthcare service provider, announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket as their Official Healthcare Partner. Nawaloka will be extending its world class medical services to all local and international teams when they play in Sri Lanka, for a period of three years. “We are delighted to have Nawaloka Hospitals as our Healthcare Partner. Given the intense competition on the field, players are bound to get injured and it is vital that they get the right treatment in a timely fashion. Nawaloka’s world class medical care brought to life by its expert teams and avant-garde facilities will assist players for a speedy recovery and help them continue to give their best performance to… Read More →

New Zealand A seal one-day series with convincing win

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New Zealand A have clinched victory in the one-day series against Sri Lanka A as they eased to a third successive win over the tourists at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. New Zealand A now lead the four-match series 3-0 after winning by 117 runs, with the final game taking place at the same venue on Tuesday. Scorecard NZ A 302-9 (Will Young 85, Adam Milne 45, George Worker 40; PLS Gamage 3-49) beat Sri Lanka A 185 in 40.5 overs (DPDN Dickwella 50, DSNFG Jayasuriya 27, CP Kapugedera 27; Ish Sodhi 3-39)by 117 runs.

Sri Lanka squad for Test series against West Indies

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Media Release At a meeting of the National Selection Committee held recently, the following Team was selected for the Test Series against West Indies. Angelo Mathews – Captain Lahiru Thirimanne – Vice Captain Kaushal Silva Dimuth Karunaratne Dinesh Chandimal Kusal Janith Perera Milinda Siriwardene Kusal Mendis Rangana Herath Dilruwan Perera P.H.T. Kaushal Dhammika Prasad Nuwan Pradeep Suranga Lakmal Dushmantha Chameera Minister of Sports Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara has approved the above.

Sri Lanka women’s squad for tour of New Zealand

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Media  Release At a meeting of the National Women’s Selection Committee held recently the following squad of 15 Players along with the standbys were selected for the ODI and T20 Series. The above tour will commence on the 28th of October and will go on upto 23rd November 2015. 1. Shashikala Siriwardene – Captain, 2. Chamari Atapattu – Vice Captain,  3. Prasadini Weerakkody,  4. Dilani Manodara,  5. Inoka Ranaweera,  6. Ama Kanchana  7. Maduri Samuddhika  8. Nipuni Hansika  9. Udeshika Prabodhini  10. Sripali Weerakkody  11. Hasini Perera  12. Anushika Sanjeevani  13. Nilakshi de Silva  14. Chamari Polgampola  15. Sugandhika Dassanayake Stand By: 1. Achini Kulasuriya 2. Oshadi Ranasinghe 3. Lasanthi Madhushani ** Unwell Udeshika Prabodhini has been replaced by Achini… Read More →

Laying of Foundation Stone for Indoor Cricket Building in Pallekele

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The foundation stone laying ceremony of the Indoor Cricket building in Pallekele, Kandy was held today. Sports Minister Hon. Dayasiri Jayasekara, Central Province Chief Minister Hon. Sarath Ekanayake, Member of Parliament Keheliya Rambukwella, Sidath Wettimuny Chairman-SLC Interim Committee were present at the ceremony. Giving the outstation cricketers the best facilities possible to reach their potential is the vision of Chairman Sidath Wettimuny. This is the second such facility to commence the 1st being R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The 3rd facility will be at Dambulla said Chairman of SLC.

Under 15: Southern Province clinch Prima Champions Trophy

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Southern Province emerged champions when they beat North Central Province by 7 wickets in the final of the ‘Prima Champion Trophy’ Under-15 Inter Provincials Cricket tournament played at Colts Ground Colombo yesterday. Brief Score: North Central Province: 88 in 45.5 overs (K. Nuwantha 3/11, Dilum Sudeera 2/16) Southern Province: 93/1 in 26.3 overs (Vinura Dulsara 31 n.o., Ravindu Rashantha 26, Sahan Ranatunge 2/17) (Image Courtesy: Batsman.com)

Twist in the tail in high-scoring thriller

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Almost 600 runs scored in a one-dayer belied a gusty spring day at Hagley Oval as New Zealand A made it 2-0 in their four-match List A series against Sri Lanka A. The nailbiter was a marked step up for the visitors after their comprehensive opening loss at the same venue two days earlier. Right on target for most of their chase to hunt down New Zealand A’s solid 305/4, they had been poised for retribution — at the very least, a last-over thriller — until Kithuruwan Vithanage was left kicking himself after his wicket, in the 44th over, triggered a messy and costly late collapse. Scorecard It was a bitter turn of events for the 24-year-old number three, who… Read More →

Tharindu Kaushal backed to get doosra cleared

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SA’ADI THAWFEEQ Sri Lanka’s fast rising off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been cleared of bowling his off-breaks but not his doosra which the International Cricket Council (ICC) feels is not within the legal parameter of 15 degrees. However Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is of the view that by working proactively with the ICC and other biomechanical experts Kaushal has a good chance of getting this particular delivery also cleared. This new found confidence comes from the report which the ICC has released to SLC after Kaushal had been tested for his bowling action at one of its testing centres in Chennai after he was reported by ICC officials at the end of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at… Read More →

Sri Lanka-Windies Test series to be played for Sobers-Tissera trophy

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The West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015 was officially launched at a media conference held at Taj Samudra hotel on Tuesday evening.  The two-match Test series will be named after two great cricketers,and captains of the past Sir Garfield Sobers of West Indies and Michael Tissera of Sri Lanka. West Indies will play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is during their tour.

New Zealand A crush Sri Lanka in first-up win

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A comprehensive performance with both bat and ball from New Zealand A has seen them beat Sri Lanka A by eight wickets in their opening One Dayer at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Competing with strong winds, the spin duo of Mitchell Santner (4-38) and Ish Sodhi (3-28) bowled excellently to restrict Sri Lanka to 214 in the first innings. George Worker then anchored the chase with a superb unbeaten knock of 83 to secure the result after 39.3 overs. Scorecard The visitors were asked to bat first by NZ A and laid strong early foundations through half centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka (57) and Kithuruwan Vithanage (58). The pair combined to take their side to 134-1 in the 28th over and… Read More →

Under 19: 1st Three Day Match – Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota

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Sri Lanka Under-19: 347/9d & 211/3d Pakistan Under-19: 209 & 142/3 (40.4 ov) Match drawn Sri Lanka Under-19s 1st innings R B 4s 6s SR WMKD Bandara c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 15 63 2 0 23.80 MSU Pereira c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 0 2 0 0 0.00 KIC Asalanka* b Shadab Khan 200 276 24 1 72.46 WIA Fernando c Aun Abbas b Saif Ali 23 40 4 0 57.50 S Ashan c Aun Abbas b Bilal Shah 19 49 1 0 38.77 PWH de Silva b Shadab Khan 31 50 6 0 62.00 PVR de Silva† c Kamran Afzal b Shadab Khan 36 69 3 0 52.17 SHTN Nimesh c †Umair Masood b Shadab Khan 9 15 2… Read More →